Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

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  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 flax egg

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  • If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil.

  • If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.

  • In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.

  • In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic and scotch bonnet pepper.

  • Stir into mashed beans.

  • In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder and cumin.

  • Stir the flax egg mixture into the mashed beans.

  • Mix in bread crumbs and the quinoa until the mixture is sticky and holds together.

  • Divide mixture into four patties.

  • If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side.

  • If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.

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